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upc cablecom: Over 180,000 Horizon customers

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upc cablecom has reported that the number of television customers dropped slightly in H1: as of June 30th 2014 the Swiss cableco had 1,415,300 active digital basic connections (- 6,400 in the second quarter) and thus remains the biggest television provider in Switzerland by a clear margin. The multimedia platform Horizon, combining TV, Internet and telephony in one device, is […]

HBO set to expand online overseas

HBO is planning to expand its online service to countries where it doesn’t see much in the way of sales through traditional cable subscriptions. The premium cable network, which has offered itself via the Web in Nordic nations since 2012, is considering a similar option for countries such as Japan and Turkey that have healthy broadband access, WSJ reports, citing […]

Liberty, Ziggo review on hold

European Union antitrust regulators have paused their review of Liberty Global’s bid for Dutch peer Ziggo while waiting for the US cable company to provide more details of the deal. The European Commission said the clock would start running again once it has the information. It had been scheduled to decide on the deal by October 17th. “During its investigation […]

TW Cable mixed quarter

Time Warner Cable reported in a mixed second quarter with basic video subscriber and high-speed data customer additions beating year-over-year marks, but missing analysts’ consensus estimates. TWC lost 147,000 basic video customers in the quarter, a 22 per cent improvement over the same period last year, but far short of analysts’ consensus estimates of a loss of 99,000 video customers. […]

RDK: The Real Thing?

RDK was ‘invented’ in America and is now expanding internationally with more service providers and vendors signing up. Is it the answer for a standardised approach to interactive and multiscreen service development? Will it deliver on increased innovation and speed to market? Or is it a one-size fits all approach to suit the biggest operators; will it squeeze SME suppliers […]

Pace predicts strong year

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Pace used its interims to predict a strong year. The British STB manufacturer said YoY it was producing more profit on lower turnover with revenue down 13.6 per cent to $1,139 billion but gross profit up 5.4 per cent to $245.8 million. Adjusted EBITA was $106.3 million against $96.7 million last time. Profit after was up 9.3 per cent to […]

Altice raises Numericable stake to 74.6%

Investment fund Altice has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altice France is acquiring a 34.6 per cent stake in French cable telco Numericable Group from Carlyle Cable Investments and CCI (F3) S.à r.l (Cinven), as previously announced on April 7, 2014. A first portion, representing approximately 20.6 per cent of Numericable shares out of the 34.6 per cent purchased, will […]

upc fibre available to 2m homes

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Following the completion of the glass fibre optic cable network in Ticino, Switzerland, more than 2 million connected households can now benefit from upc cablecom’s modern information superhighway. Thanks to investment of over CHF 1.1 billion in the last five years, the company is now offering the fastest Internet across the whole of its footprint. The next technology upgrade which […]

Comcast Q2 income up 15%

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Comcast Q2 income rose 15 per cent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated. High-speed Internet customers increased by 203,000 – the best Q2 net additions in six years, The largest cable provider in the US reported that net income rose to $1.99 billion. […]

Wurl, ARRIS launch ARRIS Market platform

ARRIS and Wurl have announced the launch of ARRIS Market – a new open platform for cable operators combining OTT content with traditional programming services on ARRIS set-tops. The platform is standards-based and features an HTML5 interface that integrates thousands of OTT content choices into a single, seamless experience. ARRIS Market gives operators unprecedented flexibility in branding the look and […]

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